Man on the Moon (1999)

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The life and career of a legendary comedian, Andy Kaufman.

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  • Jim Carrey in Man on the Moon (1999)
  • Jim Carrey and Milos Forman at an event for Man on the Moon (1999)

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Cast & Crew

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Milos Forman


Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski

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Did You Know?


The wrestling match between Lawler and Kaufman, was filmed at Los Angeles' Olympic Auditorium, which was standing in for the famed Memphis Mid-South Coliseum, the site of the real-life Jerry Lawler and Andy Kaufman matches. When Lawler arrived at the Olympic Auditorium to ... ...


Andy Kaufman: Hello. I am Andy and I would like to thank you for coming to my movie. I wish it was *better*, you know, but... it is so stupid! It's terrible! I do not even like it. All of the most important things in my life are changed around and mixed up for ...


Well before his Saturday Night Live begins, Andy is seen doing his classic impression of "Mr. Carter, the president." Jimmy Carter was not yet even running for president at the time, and didn't get the office until halfway through the program's second season.

Crazy Credits

Because the main cast credits appear at the beginning of the film, the only cast members listed in the end credits are the featured cast members.

Alternate Versions

Several scenes were shot but cut. These include:

  • The cast of Taxi rehearsing with a stand-in substituting for Andy.
  • Andy responding to fan mail from some attractive girls.
  • Andy taking a girl out on a date and acting so weird she asks to go home.
  • After the Tony Clifton fiasco on the Taxi set, Andy calling Ed Weinberger and thanking him for playing along so convincingly.
  • A scene backstage after Andy "hurts" his neck at the wrestling match where his worried parents come to see if he is okay.
  • A scene towards the end of the movie at the Improv Club where Andy resurrects his Foreign Man routine and is "heckled" by Zmuda posing as an audience member.


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Wally Holmes (as Waldo Holmes)
Performed by The Hues Corporation (as Hues Corporation)
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment


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Biography | Comedy | Drama

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